Note From The Editor: December 2014

Note From The Editor: December 2014

As we approach the end of 2014, I’d like to reflect on some highlights of the past year and tell you about some new initiatives that are in the works for 2015.  

In June, we started sending out a free digital version of the journal to our subscribers. You now get the digital version about a week or two before receiving the print version in the mail, so you can get a heads-up on all the latest topics we’ve covered. The digital version also has some new features, for example, allowing you to zoom in and easily navigate to related articles. 

We also introduced a new monthly “Tips From the Pros” column so you can hear directly from the co-chairs of our editorial advisory board, Charles (Clary) A. Redd and Al W. King III. 

In addition, we developed some new annual Special Reports. Our “Arts, Auctions & Antiques” report in March was one of the most popular of the year. We also stepped up our webinar series to help you get up to speed on recent developments in the industry. 

We plan to start 2015 off with a bang. We’ll be offering CLE credits to attorneys for many of our webinars. Our first webinar of the new year, on Jan. 27, will be on the 10 best estate-planning strategies to use in 2015. Our speakers will be Robert S. Keebler from Keebler & Associates, LLP in Green Bay, Wisc. and Steven J. Oshins from Oshins & Associates LLC in Las Vegas. 

If you ever thought about writing for Trusts & Estates, but weren’t sure how to get started, join us for “How to Get an Article Published in Trusts & Estates” at our complimentary breakfast seminar on Jan. 14, 2015 at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning in Orlando, Fla. You’ll hear from the T & E  editors themselves about the steps that are involved, from submitting an article proposal to writing the article and understanding the editorial process. Gail E. Cohen, a member of our editorial advisory board, will also be on hand to explain what the board looks for in its vetting process. To register for this webinar, go to 

If you have any other suggestions for topics you’d like to see covered in 2015, email me at [email protected] 

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